Soft Pretzel Bites

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Intro: Soft Pretzel Bites

In this instructable, I will show you how to make soft pretzel bites.

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:

4 1/2 c all-purpose flour

1/2 c baking soda

6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp light brown sugar

1 pack of active dry yeast

coarse sea salt

2 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 c warm water + 1 tbsp water

1 egg

Step 2: Yeast Action

In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 c warm water, brown sugar, yeast, butter and let set for five minutes.

Step 3: 5 Minutes Later.....

Now add in the salt and flour and mix in until your dough is formed.

Step 4: So Kneady

Remove the dough from the bowl and knead for a few minutes.

Step 5: Don't Miss a Spot.

Coat the sides of a large bowl with vegetable oil, then place the dough in the bowl, coating all sides of the dough with the oil and cover the bowl.

Step 6: Proof It!

Place in an oven that is not preheated, but does have the oven light turned on. Proof dough in oven for an hour.

Step 7: Rollin' & Cuttin'

Remove the dough from the oven and roll it out.

Cut the dough into bite-sized pieces.

Step 8: Be Careful!

Bring 3 qts of water to a boil, and slowly add the baking soda to the water (add too much at once, it will boil over).

Put a few of the pretzel bites in (about 10) boil for 30 seconds and remove the bites with a slotted spoon.

Place the bites (spaced apart, not touching) on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 9: In a Small Bowl

Mix the egg with 1 tbsp water.

Step 10: Get Out That Brush

Coat your bites with the egg wash. Top the bites with the coarse salt.

Step 11: Bake!

Place in an oven that's been preheated 425° for 10 minutes, or until golden.

Step 12: Enjoy!

If you make these, let me know what you think!

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    jhsim

    12 months ago

    I just put the dough in the oven to proof. But, according to your directions, I only used 1/2 C warm water. Needless to say, the dough is very dry and I'm sure I won't be able to use it ! You should definetly proof your ingredient list with your directions in the

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    andrei.n.dumaguetjhsim

    Reply 11 months ago

    I think the ingredients list is correct, as it say "1 1/2 C warm water + 1 tbsp water". My guess is you use only 1/2 C warm water to activate the yeast, then use the remainder when you add the salt and flour.

    Now I see what the issue was!!! the 1 1/2 c water was mixed in on step two- typo before left off the 1 c!!! sorry, corrected!

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    joancansdale

    12 months ago

    I would love to try this BUT; How much yeast is one packet?

    Where is the cheese?

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    Per the packet= 1 packet of yeast= approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons.

    I bet these would be good with cheese sauce :).

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    Befferoni and Cheese

    12 months ago

    My dough wasn't the stick to the sides of the bowl and you will need extra flour to knead either. About 1:05 in the video is what my dough looked like before step 4. at 1:35 it's what it looked like after proofing in the oven.

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    Yum! Nice quality step-by-step pictures. I also like the fact that these are completely from scratch :) I want to make these sometime. Good job!

    -Michael

    Good idea. I haven't tried using an egg wash before baking. I will have to try this.